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Tigers take down Tribe thanks to Kinsler

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Kinsler launched a three-run homer and drove in four runs, as Detroit topped Cleveland, 7-5, in the finale of this truncated series.

Austin Jackson knocked in a pair, while Rajai Davis finished with two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Tigers, who shook off a one-run loss in Wednesday's opener after a Tuesday rainout.

Justin Verlander (2-1) fanned seven and walked four over only five innings, but allowed three runs on six hits for the win. Joe Nathan tossed a scoreless ninth to post his second save.

Michael Brantley hit a two-run shot and added a two-run single for the Indians, while Lonnie Chisenhall went 4-for-4 and David Murphy knocked in the other run.

Danny Salazar (0-2) lasted only 4 2/3 frames, charged with six hits and five runs.

04/17 16:56:30 ET